As a group we are used to being first, it’s in our DNA. First to break into new markets and the first independent company to own utility networks. We achieved this first with gas, then electricity, district heat, water, wastewater, and fibre broadband.

  • 2020

    Metropolitan wins contracts for Wembley Park, Colindale Gardens and London Square Bermondsey developments

    Government announces further £270M funding for district heat in Budget

  • 2019

    Metropolitan wins contracts for district heat networks for Postmark, Farringdon and Hallsville Quarter developments in London

    BUUK reaches 1.5M utility connections

    Andrew White appointed managing director at Metropolitan

    Metropolitan develops standard ESCo framework – enabling quick and straightforward contract close for customers

  • 2018
    Cooling Pod, King's Cross

    District cooling network goes live at King’s Cross

    Metropolitan welcomes UK Government’s £320M HNIP funding

    UK Competition and Markets Authority publishes Heat Networks market study and recommends a statutory regulatory regime for heat networks

  • 2016

    Metropolitan wins contract for district heat network at St. Andrew’s Park, Uxbridge. Metropolitan builds, owns and operates the entire network.

  • 2015
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    The Heat Trust, the industry-led initiative to ensure high customer service standards in district energy networks, launches with King’s Cross one of the first schemes to be registered

  • 2013

    Metropolitan wins the contract to design, build and own the heat network at the Greenwich Millennium Village

  • 2012

    King’s Cross customers begin to be supplied with heat and hot water

  • 2009

    Contract signed with KCCLP (King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership) for design, installation and operation of district heating and cooling network

  • 2007

    Discussions begin with Argent regarding the district heat and cooling network for the landmark King’s Cross development

  • 2006

    Metropolitan established as a district heat business

  • 1988
    A view of the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire, England

    Sheffield district heat network commences operation

  • 1970

    World oil crisis prompts greater focus on district heat particularly in Europe with coal, gas, biomass, waste, geothermal and solar energy being used to generate heat

  • 1967

    District Heating Association founded in the UK. Since 2015 known as the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE)

  • 1962

    Work begins on Nottingham district heat network, one of the UK’s largest, which uses energy from waste

  • 1950

    Pimlico District Heating Undertaking commences operation. The UK’s first true district heat network, it used waste heat from Battersea Power Station. Still in operation today connecting 3,256 homes, 50 business premises and three schools